Tuesday, April 21, 2009

1 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven (Ps. 32)

Psalm 32 is in today's M'Cheyne reading calendar... it hit me with a reminder of God's glorious grace. May it similarly impress upon you the wonder of His love and mercy. I have no need to add anything to the thoughts expressed in this wonderful Psalm - only to reflect upon its truth and the peace that it brings to the mind of a sinner like me.
Psalm 32 (ESV)

1 j Blessed is the one whose k transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord l counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit m there is no deceit.

3 For when I kept silent, my n bones wasted away
through my o groaning all day long.
4 For day and night your p hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was dried up [2] as by the heat of summer. Selah

5 I q acknowledged my sin to you,
and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I r will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

6 Therefore let everyone who is s godly
offer prayer to you at a time when you t may be found;
surely in the rush of u great waters,
they shall not reach him.
7 You are a v hiding place for me;
you preserve me from w trouble;
you surround me with x shouts of deliverance. Selah

8 I will y instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will z counsel you with my eye upon you.
9 a Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
which must be curbed with b bit and bridle,
or it will not stay near you.

10 c Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
but steadfast love surrounds the one who d trusts in the Lord.
11 e Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous,
and f shout for joy, all you g upright in heart!


VirginiaHuguenot said...

A very precious psalm indeed!


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